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were held for some of the adult victims who died trying to save their students. >> whenever actions led -- i am sure they are the ones responsible. >> sandy hook elementary is still closed. furniture and equipment has been moved to a nearby facility in monroe. --did before the attacka law enforcement says they have found no items that could shed light on the horrific attack. authorities say lanza his mother at their home and took her car and some of her guns to the school, where he broke in and opened fire. after all the carnage, he shot himself. from the unconscionable act, the nation's conscience has awakened with regard to how violence and mental health problems can impact person. the national rifle association broke its silence -- the nra says its members are shocked and saddened and heartbroken by the murders in newtown and they are "prepared to offer meaningful contributions to make sure this never happens again." no one knows exactly what this means, but the organization has scheduled a news conference for friday. the white house says president obama would actively support dianne
a year ago and the decisions and the military action that resulted in the death of osama bin laden. >> good evening. tonight i can report to the american people and to the world that the united states has conducted an operation that killed osama bin laden, the leader of al qaeda. >> usa, usa! usa! >> the news came out of nowhere. no one in this country was expecting it, just as no one inside the bin laden compound was expecting u.s. navy s.e.a.l.s to arrive by helicopter. one image from that night has come to symbolize the mission. the photograph taken at the height of the raid by veteran white house photographer pete souza. there it is. there you are. >> here i am sitting right here. >> that's an intense look on your face, and everyone is intently watching that screen. >> this is -- if i'm not mistaken, pete, this picture was taken right as atthe helicopter was having problems. that's what it feels like, because i remember hillary putting his hand over her mouth at that point. >> when you look at it, what does it conjure up inside you? >> that's the way i usual look when my husban
. wilson's contract will be extended until june 2014. at this point, the action of not renewing his action still stands as of december 4th. >> it is hard for me to love any entity more than i love morgan state university. >> that was morgan state president dr. david wilson in mid december at eight campus rally days after learning the board of regents would be letting his contract expired in june 2013. the vote was tied, 8-7. -- the vote was tight. they are now reconvening to hear from the public to make sure they made the right decision. toi think it's a bad idea fire the president's in the middle of a school year. it's one of those things where people are really telling us what has happened. >> alumni, state, and others packed the courtroom and cameras were not allowed to witness the testimony. they say more needed to be done. >> we need to expand more in university and i have liked and now president of many other institutions or any other educator at any level. it is more conducive working hand in hand with communities and that is where i stand in coming here today. >> congressmen elijah
. >> the voices of reasons cannot be silent. through administrative action we must limit the proliferation of automatic weapon that have no purpose other than to kill citizens. >> the newtown tragedy could be a tipping point for some pro-gun lawmakers. >> reporter: the numbers are striking, 8,500 people died each year in gun violence. since columbine, more than 30 mass murders. the latest is chilling. >> shame on nra. >> reporter: as protesters gathered outside of washington, the nra declined to comment on the debate. but there were signs that they have. joe manchin, a life long nra member said he's rethinking his position. >> i don't know anybody that goes hunting with an assault rifle. i don't know anybody that needs those types of multiple clips as far as ammunition. >> reporter: and joe scarborough, now an nbc host also reversed himself on gun control. >> politicians can no longer be allowed to defend the statistic customer quo, they must instead be forced to defend our children. >> reporter: at least one texas republican defends the rights of owners. amid the talk of gun control, gun
on this special edition of "fight night." >> what an outstanding evening of boxing action. and it closed out with the much anticipated rematch between adamek and cunningham. for chris mannix, freddie roach, b.j. flores, our entire staff, i'm kenny rice. thanks for watching. so long and happy holidays from bethlehem, pennsylvania. >> it is you are watching wbal- tv 11. this is 11 news m 6:00. >> our big story tonight is the high wind. it looks like it will take a while for things to die down. lowell, how is it looking? >> not bad. it was worse earlier today. the wind has died down and will continue to do so if through the evening. we saw wind gusts up to 45 miles an hour in some spots. downtown baltimore, 24 miles an hour. out west, it is still 21 miles an hour. they had 10 inches of snow in western maryland. ocean city had 21 miles per hour as well. current conditions at the airport, 37 degrees. the sustained wind is around 8 miles an hour of the west. a lot of folks are talking about a white christmas. we could have a flurry christmas. i will explain, coming up. >> we will check back with l
. do not reveal your behavior if you want to be anonymous. >> toyota is saddling a class action lawsuit. lawmakers gear up to tackle the fiscal cliff on capitol hill. >> the fiscal cliff deadline is inching closer. the aviation industry is not worried. they say they will not face immediate destruction. the defense industry urging congress to shift its attention from the cuts than to fighting over taxes. if the cuts take effect, many jobs would be lost. starbucks taking a stand on the cliff. asking customers to write "come together" on cups. toyota will take a $1.1 billion charge to settle a lawsuit that has to do with more than 10 million vehicles because of unintended acceleration. good news for the housing market. homes i use will rise as much as 2.5% nationwide. they expect 2013 to be a seller's market. the best places to buy include cleveland and philadelphia. i'm ellen braitman with the bloomberg business report. >> 5:22. support pours into newtown, connecticut. a memorial that includes every gift and a letter. don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of
h.w. bush in intensive care, we'll ha the very latest. i vigil for firefighters, a tornado in action and december surfing in the great lakes. "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for thursday, december 27th, 2012. >>> good morning, i'm mara schiavocampo. a powerful winter storm that brought an odd mix of tornadoes, heavy winds and snow to the nation's midsection is now wreaking havoc on the northeast. snow and sleet have produced treacherous road conditions from pennsylvania and western new york to maine with as much as a foot of snow expected in some areas. this storm so far being blamed for at least six deaths. it's also creating a travel nightmare for those trying to get home after the holidays. more than 1700 flights were canceled on wednesday. nbc's meteorologist dylan dreyer is tracking the storm for us this morning. dylan, what can you tell us? >> well, so far under 400 flights have been canceled in the northeast today. this storm is going to create some travel troubles. it's transitioning over to more or less rain right now. but in the new york
meeting. saying that the hour for immediate action here is now. >> a high-stakes meeting at the white house. the president sat down with house speaker john boehner and other congressional leaders in hopes of cutting a last-minute deal. >> we have a constructive meeting today. . reid and senator mcconnell are discussing a potential agreement were making get a bipartisan bill out of the senate, into the house, at a timely fashion so we can meet the december 31 deadline. >> we will be working hard to see if we can get there in the next 24 hours. i'm optimistic. >> senate leaders are hoping to come back with a proposal as early as sunday. >> whatever become up with, it will be imperfect. some people will not like it, some will like it less but that is where we are. >> the president says if an agreement is not reached by the deadline, he will urge the senate -- senate majority leader to hold a vote on a basic patches -- a thick package that makes sure taxes do not increase on middle income and lower income americans. >> the house will hold a rare sunday session this weekend. votes are sche
action increases, so do gun sales. then sales have spiked across the nation as people are buying guns that are now legal but may not be if new legislation passes. maryland is no exception. there were 7200 applications in november, but following the shooting, those numbers do to be spiking. >> we do not have part numbers for december but we believe we are looking at over 8200 purchase applications. >> in 2011, more than 46,000 purchase applications were processed. by the end of the year, police protect 62,000 will be handled. a man remains in a coma after being beaten at a home in west baltimore. authorities found steven pearson beaten unconscious on mcculloh street. he had gone to give an estimate on some contract work when he went missing. >> all i know is that they rob him. it is wrong what they did. i hear about this stuff on the news but i never thought it would come to my family, during the holiday season. >> pearson remains in serious but stable condition and the search for a suspect continues. anyone with information is asked to call a city police. baltimore police have made an
on the holiday shopping season. >>> a maryland homeowner literally saw armed robbers in action. but this is not your normal couple. the armed robbery was all caught on tape. the armed snatcher avoided the naughty list and police blotter by later returning frosty's appendages. thank goodness. >>> finally, folks in the nation's capital showed the holiday season is in full swing. standing near the national tree and south of the white house, the national menorah was lit sunday to celebrate hanukkah. the jewish holiday also known as the eighth day -- eight-day festival, rather, of lights began at sundown on saturday night. >>> in sports now, sunday night football right here on nbc. lions/packers with snow falling at green bay's lambeau field. detroit got out to the early lead. quarterback matthew stafford had trouble holding on to the slippery football. and the packers turned it into a touchdown. go, go, go, if, go. they went on to beat the lions 27-20. eli manning of the giants threw for four touchdowns. david wilson ran for three. big blue pounded new orleans 53-27. >>> in other a
of representatives left for a long weekend on wednesday. while there may be some behind-the-scenes action in terms of the talk no one from the house is home. they announced 11,000 layoffs from citi. the markets liked the move. the stock rallied on the expense cuts. netflix and disney announced a licensing agreement that will give netflix the right to show disney movies shortly after the they leave the theaters. so much to talk about, the fiscal cliff, jobs numbers, the state of the economy who better to talk about it than robert reich and current economics professor at the berkeley. let's talk about the numbers. on friday the surprisingly strong jobs numbers, 146,000 new jobs created. the unemployment rate 7.7%. we were expecting impact from superstorm sandy and earlier thanksgiving. what do these numbers say about the economy? >> apparently we are still struggling. they are not hugely wonderful numbers. i don't think that anyone should breathe a sigh of relief but we are undoubtedly moving in the right direction. early thanksgiving may have cancelled out negative effects of sandy. the bureau of s
to discuss the issue. he joins a chorus of state and federal leaders demanding action. lowell melser joins us with more. >> the police and really began yesterday -- the pleas really began yester day in towson. you had county executives asking for a closer look at the state gun laws. >> gun violence is a public health epidemic. >> the baltimore county police chief who also chairs the national law enforcement partnership to prevent gun violence highlights what many are feeling around the state after the shootings in newtown, conn., and now the same elected officials are calling for new gun control laws. >> we must take immediate action to pursue reasonable gun safety legislation, not only in our state, but in our nation. >> over in howard county, they have formed a task force to look of school safety and mental health. also the current gun laws. >> hopefully, we can agree that there ought to be basic steps that can be taken to ensure that people are responsible in owning a weapon and take a look at what kind of weapons are appropriate to be on the street. >> senator barbara mikulski has called
negative. a real break out. that would be a signal of a genuine expansion on the rise. the action signaling that could happen. second, the banks are now breaking out of the ranks with the transports. look at the xlf. that is a exchange trade fund. this group is moving to the upside. one that is necessary if we are going to see a legitimate and lasting recovery. it looks like it has had a big run. it is still less than half of where it was a few years ago. we will look at the trading in goldman sachs. it has been lured back to life. that is the case with bank of america. just to get caught up with the rest of the market is a catch up trade. third, i was asked to name the biggest surprise. i know i dazzled people. i think interest rates are going to go up. maybe big. you better lock in a mortgage right now if you can. i know it is counterintuitive given what the fed chief said but i'm thinking that the fed chief may not be able to stop this. it won't please anyone, particularly the ratings agencies, but we have all learned from europe and the debt debacle from last year that the downgrades, l
in for hearing and what action might be taken. >> he is charged with first- degree murder and assault what had gone while committing a felony. -- with a hand gun while committing a felony. >> authorities have identified the victim of a deadly sunday morning shooting in southwest baltimore. michael robinson, jr. was hit several times. no word on a suspect or motive. an arrest has been made in a double deadly shooting in west baltimore. a man was shot and killed after an altercation outside a nightclub. in 18-year-old was also killed. >> police have made two arrests in the assault of a bus driver. the suspects assaulted a bus driver while riding the 39 around 5:00 p.m. late friday afternoon. they had been taken into custody on multiple charges including first and second-degree assault and the use of a dangerous weapon with intent to injure. >> be kavulla driving. visibility is under a quarter mile. -- be careful driving. howard and anne arundel county and the central eastern shore, those locations have the dense fog and it will be with us through the evening. you can see that cool and moist air.
. and what action might be taken. >> kang is charged with use of a hand gun while committing a felony, attempted murder, and assault. >> next, could a financial disaster be averted in our nation's capital? we will have the latest on the fiscal cliff tops. >> who can get individual federal aid the following superstorm sandy? >> we will tell you the big-name the ravens will miss for the rest of the season. >> shores on a steed doppler. some big changes. 48 at the airport. 48 at the airport. relative we're here! [ giggling ] these days, nobody has time to get sick. mom, i don't feel good. but minuteclinic makes it easy to get well. our nurse practitioners can diagnose and write prescriptions for everything from strep throat to sinus infections with no appointment necessary, so you can feel better in no time. minuteclinic, the medical clinic in cvs pharmacy, now offering flu shots every day, no appointment necessary. find a clinic near you at >> 21 people were taken to hospitals but not their injuries was considered to be life- threatening. authorities are investigating
that people are so uncomfortable with, even if there's more action behind the scenes. congressman, you're a californian. the supreme court is going to take up the issue of same-sex marriage with the prop eight ban in your state as well as the defense of marriage act on the federal level. do you think the days of same-sex marriage being not recognized, unrecognized as a civil right, are coming to an end? >> i think the supreme court will make the decision. prior to this election, every vote has only been it's only made it through by a legislator, not the vote of the people. in california, the people voted it down. we'll see from the supreme court sz. >> how do you see it? >> marriage equality is part of america's future. we saw that in state after state in the last election. the supreme court will take up the issue, and i hope that they understand as most of us do that this is part of our future. marriage equality and the equal treatment of people who have made this decision is part of what america is all about. >> final point, senator durbin. susan rice. will she be the president's sec
action did work to get outside. he walks to the end zone for the touchdown. ravens have the 14-13 lead. tucker has not done this much this year. only his third miss of the season. it was a big point in the game. the ravens are trailing by two. the ravens of 23-17. they will face the indianapolis colts next weekend in baltimore. >> we're looking forward to playing them. they are a very good team. they have a great young quarterback. they won today. you can tell what they are all about. they are a very good football team. >> we just do not know when. the ravens will host the colts' next weekend. they are 0-2 lifetime against the colts. the colts to they have nothing at stake. they hosted the texans. return since treatment for leukemia. third quarter of the metal for houston. strong offers his traditional tv bow. up the middle. he does not have to do much. just run fast and straight. he goes 101 yards untouched. 21-16. indiana in front. the fourth quarter, andrew lo uck. there he goes, 70 years. the colts won 28-17. 11-0 against the texans in indianapolis. houston may fall to the three-c.
're not seeing repeats of those same accidents. >> reporter: but experts say two actions in which human failure was partly to blame. air france 447 crashed into the atlantic in 2009, killing 228. that same year, regional airline, flight 3407, crashed in buffalo, killing 50. >> cogan air was a watershed event in aviation safety, in particular bringing the regional carriers up to standards with the major carriers. >> reporter: the safety culture is spreading, accident rates are dropping, in russia, africa, latin america. experts say there is a real danger here. just when you start to think it can't happen again is very often when you're most vulnerable. tom costello, nbc news, washington. >> when we continue on this new year's eve, two men who have learned some hard lessons, now passing them on and making a difference. the boys use capital one venture miles for their annual football trip. that's double miles you can actually use. tragically, their buddy got sacked by blackouts. but it's our tradition! that's roughing the card holder. but with the capital one venture card you get double miles you
enough to protect our citizens. >> no single piece of legislation or action will fully address the problem. >> a comprehensive change will need to include a look at mental health care issues, according to the president. >> can you give us more specifics on the ban? >> this would call for 100-plus automatic weapons banned but it would exempt several hunting weapons. it will ban magazines, drums, strips that have more than 10 rounds of ammo. the president said he would support a ban on assault weapons. >> hi jackson, thank you -- hallie jackson, thank you. rick perry is pushing in the opposite direction. advocated arming schoolteachers on campus. >> if you have been duly background and trained and you are a concealed handgun license caring individual, you should be able to carry your handgun anywhere in the state. >> he called the connecticut shooting event evil but said major gun-control legislation is not the answer. >> school systems are taking a look at their safety procedures. sarah sampson is live with more on that. >> the goal is to identify with day are doing well and wha
to eliminate some of that. any action you can take right now? >> i'd check your withholding. if you are one of the 75% of americans who actually gets a refund each year, reducing your withholding could put more money in your pocket and actually temper the effects of the payroll tax holiday expiration. >> good to have you on tonight. thank you. >> thanks for having me. >> as we're hearing from a lot of americans worried about the fiscal cliff and its effect on their taxes on this final weekend before christmas, malls are packed across america. millions of folks, myself among them, doing a lot of last-minute shopping. nbc's michelle franzen is along 5th avenue here in midtown manhattan where the buying seems to be brisk. michelle, good evening. >> reporter: well, good evening, lester. shoppers are out tonight on this last saturday before christmas, typically one of the busiest days of the shopping season. whether shoppers are wrapping up gift buying or just getting started. but for some, that uncertainty over the fiscal economy is also affecting how much they'll spend. with just three more da
. all the action figures we have are selling out like crazy. this is legos teenage mutant ninja turtles. >> you say it's the largest toy company. >> by far the most rapidly growing company. people love legos. there's a learning component to it. people think it helps the brain. >> i brought lego friends here. >> cool. >> lego has struggled with girls throughout the entire existence until now, until this year. lego friends is doing fantastic with girls. it has little dolls that you construct, as well as this is lego friends summer riding cap. girlses just love horses. this has been a run away hit, lego friends for girls. >> you have mutant teenage ninja turtles and lego girls. and a bug obliterator. >> space theme for lego this year. and, again, it is something that we've got first to market. it just brought in from the stores over the last week or two. it's really next year's product this year because we're so close to christmas we're able to get some sneak peeks of new products like this. this is going to be a big space thing for lego for next year. they have really complex stories buil
on concern that time is running out. anger from instagram users may lead to a class action lawsuit. the move prompted the company to dial back the changes after so much backlash. i am ellen braitman with the bloomberg business report. >> 32 degrees at the airport. >> and extreme tale of making amends in helping struggling families. >> we have all done things we wish we could take back. >> one person is making amends for a deed done decades ago and helping families this holiday season. >> wait, wait, wait. this story does not start off cute and cuddly. it started off at a kmart with a grinch-like deed. this former thief madoff of close to $200 worth of merchandise. >> i thought that was the gra eat. >> it was bad that they stole but they sent a check apologizing for what they did. >> care bork also appreciated the apology and has chosen to take that money and donated it to families. >> i think it is great. everybody need some help. >> there is one more thing he needs from us -- forgiveness. >> i would say the apology is accepted. we don't hold any bad intention against anyone. >> what a nice
sprang into action, just in time. >> you can see it on their faces. these kids have one guy in mind. >> mr. mike? >> is almost a legend. >> who is mr. mind? >> for seven years, mike has kept the elementary school in order as custodian. he does not mind the work, and he loves the kids. >> he is one of the hardest custodians' i have ever seen work. >> he is a friendly force, whether it's helping hand of lunch or a smile to agree to kids every day. but the last three years have been tough on mr. mike. >> i try not to think about it, just from getting the initial diagnosis of cancer. >> it did take his teeth. mike thought he might never get teeth and all, facing more than eight $4,000 bill for a complete mike makeover. paper group of school moms would not have it. what started as a list of friends and -- >> 160 families gave $25, we could do it. >> it turned into a facebook movement. >> people were coming to the door with checks. >> and the kids sold candy brands, many sent to mr. mike himself. or even notes, written from tiny hands. >> that gets to you. [applause] >> so does this. the
browns township, a good samaritan risks his life to save a stranded dog. the brave man leaps into action when he sees the dog stuck in lake erie. his rescue floundered when he was not able to rescue the dog. thank goodness rescuers were able to get a boat and get to the dog and the human. >> especially when a human is sitting in the frigid cold water to save the dog. >> i'm mara schiavocampo and this is "early today." just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 5:00 a.m. >> the wind is calming down as high pressure builds into the area. we are watching our next approaching storm system. that is going to be moving back into the mid-atlantic and could come as some snow. we will talk about accumulation coming up. >> 4:56. the countdown to the cliff showdown continues. >> just four days left to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> possible port strike could paralyze the eastern seaboard. >> we are checking on your morning commute. we do have a problem in annapolis. w=!n [captioning made possible by const
. and now the same elected officials are calling for new gun control laws. >> we must take immediate action to pursue reasonable gun safety legislation, not only in our state, but in our nation. >> over in county -- howard county, the county executive has pledged to look closer at school safety and mental health. he also supports looking at the current gun laws. >> hopefully we can agree there are basic steps that should be taken to ensure that people are responsible in owning a weapon and taking a look at what kinds of weapons are appropriate to be on the streets. >> senator mark -- senator barbara mikulski has weighed in as well, calling for a two-step approach, looking at the culture of violence and offering more mental health benefits. >> i think this is a watershed moment in our country. we need each other, whether you support gun control, or the nra who should bring good ideas to citizens. we can protect the constitution, but we also have to protect our people. >> in annapolis, gov. martin o'malley says he supports looking into the gun issue, especially when it comes to safety. >> i d
several hours so there could actually be a lull in the action as far as the snow is concerned. then on the back end of this we'll see more snow later in the afternoon. so folks that maybe were expecting to wake up and see snow may have to wait another couple of hours. all right. current temperatures right now around the area, some spots it is certainly cold enough to snow, up in westminster 3 2shg edgewood 35. over on the eastern shore, ocean city, they're at 36. then way out west, hancock 30, frostburg, 27 degrees. they are looking pretty good as far as snowfall is concerned. pretty much the entire portion of the channel 11 viewing area except portions of the south and southern baltimore city and baltimore county, they are in a winter weather advisory, so just be aware. that means things could get treacherous as snowfalls from the sky. as far as your forecast today, 33 to 38. it's going to be a chilly one. it will snow more to the north and west in a rain mix to the south as we saw on hd doppler. winds will be out of the east at five to ten miles per hour. current weather rig
advocacy group filed legal action against several major retailers after tests found potentially dangerous levels of chemicals in upholstered products for children including sleeper and changing pass. other studies have also found similar chemicals in household furniture. >> reporter: the tread way's l living room sofa isn't something you would find in a typical furniture store. they turned to an ecofriendly store called ecohome. >> we read a lot about how they were harmful to your health. >> reporter: a study in the journal environmental science and technology found stuffing in more than 100 sophomore f hu00 the country found that 85% contained potentially hazard downs chemicals. >> they're coming out of the couches into air and dropping into dust. >> reporter: these chemicals were first used to meet requirements in california saying that the upholstery must sustain a flame for 15 seconds. among the chemicals found where were pbdes, voluntarily phased out in 2004 after the epa expressed concern that they were toxic to both humans and the environment. and a toxic ban from children's sleep
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. now in every airport, action. like something changed. like you said, if not -- >> if this doesn't do it. yeah, this is something we all have to just stop being so just so crazy about in our own minds. some people are so -- about the second amendment that they can't allow themselves to see any sort of way to compromise. >> right. >> other people are so the other way that they can't understand that people like to hunt and people want to feel safe in their own homes and they have a right to defend. yeah. it just seems to me years ago i thought to myself we'll get hate mail i'm sure about this, but get in line. you know, who needs -- what -- who needs an oozie? who needs machine guns unless it's the good guys trying to get the bad guys? >> right. >> you can't hunt with them. they destroy your prey. there's no reason for them except to destroy, anilate, even the ammunition was to have the maximum damage. do we want to be an obscene nation, or do we want to, as the president said last night, do we really want to care not just for our children, but the adults were innocent victims as well.
action, the sector has superseded earnings at times. and i've got to tell you, often it's made earnings all but an afterthought for individual companies. take for example the way the banks traded in the last few years. it didn't matter for the most part whether a bank had strong earnings or weak earnings, did a bad job or good job. the bank was in the xlf, the etf that encompasses so many banks. and people didn't want to own the xlf it didn't matter how well a bank did. bank of america, domestic banks with little exposure to europe. jpmorgan, morgan stanley with tremendous exposure to the continent. that's why at times i've had to dismiss the earning pr share gains entirely at the moment if the cohort was radically out of favor. but i never just forgot them. instead i tried to choose -- figure out which ones can at times break the tug of the sector, the gravitational pull, and which ones can really shine because if the sector falls back into favor i've got to be ready. for example, ever since the market hit bottom in 2009, remember the march bottom, generational, we've seen many sectors
the benghazi attacks on officials under her command and the action that state department takes in order to prevent any future attacks like the one in libya. >> secretary clinton has indicated she will implement all of them. my message to the state department has been very simple. and that is, we're going to solve this. >> reporter: now a new senate report released today also sharply criticizes the state department while widening the blame as well, finding fault with the pentagon and white house. clinton told the committee chair she's committed to working with them once she recovers and will appear before them once she gets the go ahead from her doctors. republicans want to hear from clinton in person before they'll consider confirming her successor. >> i've been told from senator kerry he wants that approach also. he needs to hear what she says so he can make comments about i agree with her, i don't agree with her. it makes sense to have her go first. >> clinton's spokesman has not said where the blood clot is located. doctors not involved in her case say if in her legs it's easily trea
to broadcast the call as appalling. the immediate consequences of these premeditated and ill considered actions was the humiliation of two dedicated nurses who were just doing their job. the jacintha saldanha's husband has paid tribute to his wife on facebook. "i am devastated with the tragic loss of my life in tragic circumstances." this is a tragedy that touches three continents. in india her sister-in-law says she was beautiful. in britain a nurse who used to work with her came to her defense. >> if it's somebody's place with a clearance policy, i don't know what i would have done or anybody else must have done. >> reporter: london police have told australian authorities they may be interested in speaking to the deejays about this prank. now in this letter, the chairman goes on to say the outcome was unforeseeable and very regrettable and that the company is taking immediate action and reviewing the broadcast and processes involved. i understand that the deejays themselves are in quite a fragile state but they are very keen to speak to the media and that we may be hearing from them as soon a
tornado in action. this had winds up to 135 miles per hour. the tornado was 6 miles long and 200 yards wide when it slammed into power lines, transformers, and move cars around in the parking lot. things are back to normal, except the doors are boarded up. no one was hurt. a major drop in the number of officers killed over the past year, but in maryland we still have the highest numbers nationwide. the officers memorial fund across the country -- 127 state, local, and federal officers have died on the job this year, the lowest number since 2009 and the only time since 1960 that the number dipped below 130. texas is the highest with 10 fatalities. >> more concerns regarding the help of former president george h. w. bush. a spokesperson for his office says he is being treated in intensive care unit in houston hospital. he was a admitted after a series of setbacks. he is in "guarded" condition. doctors were initially treating him for bronchitis and a lingering cough. finally the head of the environmental protection agency lease a jackson will be stepping down in a few -- lee said jackson
home this evening, the political rhetoric has already started, with republicans urging action in the senate, and with democrats calling on republicans to put middle class families first. the president and first lady spent part of their christmas visiting troops in honolulu. >> we want to say thank you. we love you. >> reporter: but now he heads back to a snowy washington, where the last hope for a deal to avert the fiscal cliff is the senate, which returns tomorrow. majority leader harry reid is devising a partial solution that could ease economic fears. >> if we go over in a chaotic fashion, where members of congress are deeply grid locked with no sign of coming together, then we're likely to go over and stay over. and that's very problematic. >> reporter: going over the cliff would restore higher bush era tax rates and trigger deep spending cuts on january 1st. congress set up the harsh mechani mechanism, hoping it would force a compmise, but it hasn't. >> washington remains on square one in the fiscal cliff talks. >> reporter: congress reached this brink before christmas wh
something quick. >> a top ceo is hoping to jolt them into action. he wants employees to write " come together" on the coffee cups. >> i am maintaining my optimism that we will see the republicans and administration come together and do what is right for the country. >> starbucks has a message for the players in washington and is taking out an ad in "the washington post" featuring a quote from lincoln. will it work? we will see. hallie jackson, wbal-tv 11 news. >> 6;09. 37 degrees at the airport. >> former president george h.w. bush is transferred to intensive care. we will have an update. >> i giant aquarium suddenly collapses. >> everyone has that fear when they stand by it. it is terrifying. the wind is picking up today. >> this is a live picture of the qtw=!n >> welcome back to 11 news today. 6:13. 41 degrees downtown. see that spotlight above the city? that is the moon. it is almost a full moon. the roads are wet rather than a sheet of ice. there are a few sprinkles in delaware. york county is seeing some flurries at this hour. nothing major but a few flurries are possible. a few
in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping chantix. if you notice any of these stop taking chantix and call your doctor right away. tell your doctor about any history of depression or other mental health problems, which could get worse while taking chantix. don't take chantix if you've had a serious allergic or skin reaction to it. if you develop these stop taking chantix and see your doctor right away as some can be life-threatening. if you have a history of heart or blood vessel problems, tell your doctor if you have new or worse symptoms. get medical help right away if you have symptoms of a heart attack. use caution when driving or operating machinery. common side effects include nausea, trouble sleeping and unusual dreams. with chantix and with the support system it worked. it worked for me. [ male announcer ] ask your doctor if chantix is right for you. >>> we're back tonight with a few words about some of the most annoying words. in its annual survey on the subject, the maris poll puts twitter v
for immediate action is now. he called for a bipartisan agreement and said to congressional leaders, warning them the public's patience has worn out. after an hour-long closed-door meeting with the president, both the democratic and republican congressional leaders left the white house without saying a word. later, president obama weighed in. >> the american people are not going to have any patience for a politically self-inflicted wound to our economy. not right now. the economy is growing, but sustaining that trend is going to require elected officials to do their jobs. >> reporter: and back at the capitol, senate majority leader, harry reid, described the meeting as constructive. >> we're out of time. we've got to do it now. that's why the next 24 hours will be very important. >> reporter: a source familiar with the talks told nbc news the president reiterated the proposal he presented before leaving on vacation last week. calling for, among other things, a tax cut extension for those making $250,000 or less. and extending unemployment benefits that are set to expire. the source says the
by the actions of adults who died. principal dawn hochsprung, special ed teacher ann marie murphy. mary sherlach, the school psychologist. victoria soto's family says she barricaded students in a closet and stood between them and the gunman. >> she loved those students more than anything. and she didn't call them her students. she called them her kids. she loved they have so much. >> reporter: rachell deveano was helping kids with autism. her aunt says her boyfriend was planning to propose this christmas eve. kate snow, nbc news, sandy hook, connecticut. >> at that same interfaith service last night in newtown, president obama sounded both sad and exasperated about gun violence. and he said enough is enough. >> we can't tolerate this anymore. these tragedies must end. and to end them, we must change. no single law, no set of laws, can eliminate evil from the world or prevent every senselesses act of violence in our society. but that can't be an excuse for inaction. surely we can do better than this. >> the president said he would use the power of his office to prevent more gun tragedies, and ton
to protect our citizens. >> no single piece of legislation or action will fully address the problem. >> a comprehensive change will need to include a look at mental health care issues, according to the president. >> what is the president doing hook?event another sandy o >> he is asked his members of cabinet for proposals. by president biden was in the meeting yesterday and will be heading the effort from here on out. >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> james johnson is the chairman of the partnership to prevent gun violence. he says gun violence is taking a terrible toll all across the country. >> gun violence is a public health epidemic, a public health epidemic. it is impacting each and everyone of us. it is time to act. there should be no more excuses. >> chief johnson and kevin cabinets are calling for background checks for all gun purchases. they want to see an end to high- capacity magazines. chief johnson made a plea to the gun owners to make sure their weapons are properly secured. administrators are revisited their policies. >> school officials are taking steps to reinforce th
. his heroes are the teachers. >> whatever actions they took that diverted attention i'm sure. they're the ones that are responsible for her being here with us today. >> reporter: now tonight there is still no word on when the relocated sandy hook elementary school will reopen. in part because there is still so much more mourning to do. tomorrow three wakes and four funerals are scheduled. brian? >> unbelievable. anne thompson in newtown, connecticut tonight. ann, thanks. >>> what happened there at sandy hook elementary school in newtown is sadly so similar to what happened in a small town a long way away from here in scotland almost 17 years ago. the people there more than most know what newtown is going through and what may lie ahead for them. tonight nbc's kier simmons reports from the town of dunblane. >> reporter: in dunblane tonight they are lighting candles for the children of newtown and fortheir own. 16 children, ages 5 and 6, and their elementary school teacher, killed in 1996 by a heavily armed gunman who then killed himsel himself. >> the security and innocence of a scot
it is great. rob is a great guy and shows by the actions that he puts forth, you know. >> it is nice to be appreciated spts it? >> it is. >> the crew began installing the lights this is rob's way of saying thank you to a soldier and his family for the sacrifices they have made. >> it is going to be a great christmas with your hubby home and everything and lights. >> it will be. this will be a christmas to remember. i really appreciate rob and everyone who supported us. >> the house will be lit up for the first time tonight. in aberdeen, rob roblin, wbal-tv 11 news. >> nice. >> holiday lightings display will win a national contest. >> it takes about evan to set up his lightsdy place. >> this is a live look. he programs his lights to songs repeating every half hour. that's not all. they also collect toys for the toy for to thes program and last year they collected about 75 toys. >> if you have a lights display go our website and tell us what your direct races are like. if you are selected we will show you house right here at 11 news at 5:00. >> now your forecast with chief meteorologis
out over the next couple of years. it's very significant action in congress that would be signed by the president to alter some substantially change it. so you will see a couple of things happening there. one, some of the major taxes will roll out, three big taxes that are going to fund, although not, we should be clear on this, the tax on high value health insurance plans provided by employers. that won't begin until 2018. you will see changes t in the medical delivery system itself. key performance for hospitals in terms of how they pay for services, moving away for pay for volume and towards pay for quality. those are going to roll out over the next year. come the end of next year 13, we will see the massive coverage expansion where many, many, many people get the tax credit to either get private insurance or get covered by medicaid. bestill expect the scale of that expansion by the beginning of 2014 to be in the range of 25 to 30 million people. they will be a lot of folks. beyond health care, it becomes a lot less certain. gun control, i wouldn't -- i expect a significant co
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is not for everyone. lyrica may cause serious allergic reactions or suicidal thoughts or actions. tell your doctor right away if you have these, new or worsening depression, or unusual changes in mood or behavior, or any swelling or affected breathing or skin, or changes in eyesight, including blurry vision or muscle pain with fever or tired feeling. common side effects are dizziness, sleepiness, weight gain, and swelling of hands, legs and feet. don't drink alcohol while taking lyrica. don't drive or use machinery until you know how lyrica affects you. with less pain, i'm feeling better now that i've found lyrica. ask your doctor if lyrica is right for your fibromyalgia pain. she gives me snickers peanut butter squared and i eat it. it's snickers with creamy peanut butter, would you like one? let's just keep an open mind. [ groans ] [ male announcer ] if you like peanut butter and chocolate, you'll love peanut butter and snickers. try snickers peanut butter squared. but that doesn't happen much anymore. the creative process never stops. and songwriting is so hard, but i love it. these days, i gue
a little tomato action. and then because we don't want any segment to be without booze, we have beer. >> okay. >> you need to have a sip of one? >> no. >> only when i start to twitch. >> then we let that all cook up. put the lid on and cook it for 45 minutes to an hour. look at this fabulous chili. >> is that the same thing? >> it's the same thing all cooked down. >> taste it klg. >> that's all right. we're used to that here. >> a nice spoon, too. >> aye drink the beer while you guys -- >> it's a really good, light, one-pot meal option. >> hot but good. >> hot. >> i think that happened last time i was here. >> hot. >> that was my ultimate plan anyway. >> good job. >> the next one is another pork loin chili. if you want something meatier, we started with onions, garlic, peppers and put our herbs in. we've got chili pepper, cayenne, cumin and brown sugar. my secret ingredient. i browned the pork loin and took the lean cut and browned it and took it back out. and we're going to add it back in and let it simmer a little bit. if you want to help me dump in everything, that is a little bit
to compel them to action. >> reporter: with more americans retiring later in life and the cost of living going up, experts say two-thirds of boomers will not have enough saved to maintain their standard of live, if they can retire at all. whether or not it will actually inspire people to take action, it certainly gets you thinking. >> it does inspire me to save for retirement, absolutely. >> reporter: now, a big thank you to our brave guinea pig, the 2,000 people who logged on to view this app, unclear how many have been spurred as we heard a lot about new year's resolutions right around the corner, if they get to the new year and decide this was scary enough to get them to start saving, we'll see. >> the pictures are really scary. >> if only we had a couple. >> if only we had volunteers to age on national network. >> if only you put your pictures up because you reimburse not too afraid. >> this is 107. >> looks like sophia loren. i don't think that's that bad. >> that's awful! >> i don't buy it. >> all i know, if that's the picture, i'm not saving for retirement. >> surgeon? >> i know.
beautiful floechlt lat. lot of activity going on. you'll see it in action tomorrow morning. as far as your weather is concerned, starting with new year's eve day, a lot of wet weather making its way through the south. snowy conditions from the southwest and ohio river valley. brutally cold temperatures in the plains. for your new year's eve midnight celebrations it will be wet through the gulf coast and on in through the mid mississippi river valley, icy in the central plains. snowy from central kansas all the way into ohio and parts of interior new england. cold out west, including here. as we move into new year's day to start 2013, it will be wet down through the south. look for snow through the central plains and we're looking at more wet weather in the pacific northwest. that's what's going on arot' and >> increasing clouds the day but it feels better with less waiting period for tonight, we may see an isolated sprinkle or snow flurries but nothing major >> don't forget, you can watch nbc's coverage of the 124th annual tournament of roses parade hosted by yours truly and allison sweene
to be aware of. complaints have become so common, ftc has filed action against retailers. it's federal law for companies to disclose fees on their gift cards or at least make them easily seen by customers. >> any expiration on the card must be clearly disclosed on the card itself and any fees, such as inactivity fees must also be clearly disclosed either on the card or on packaging. >> and those inactivity fees can on be imposed after a certain period of time. that's usually after at least one year that the card has not been used. so the best advice from the ftc, if you have received a gift card, use it right away, trust and know your source and avoid any online auction sites. andy barnett is here from the better business bureau for tips on making those returns. do people really read the fine prints on those cards? >> no. that's one of the problems. we don't save it. we take the card out of the packaging. we put it in a box or envelope. so we don't even save it. for the most part, gift cards are really, you're much more safer with these consumer protection laws. >> what about the returns?
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